Bears’ Sanchez Suffers Knee Injury – Chicago Bears backup quarterback Mark Sanchez injured his left knee in an OTA practice Tuesday and is expected to be sidelined until training camp, according to a source, confirming multiple reports. The injury was described as “minor,” according to the reports. As a result, the Bears rescinded their request for waivers on quarterback Connor Shaw. The Bears had waived Shaw earlier Tuesday in a corresponding move when veteran wide receiver Victor Cruz was officially added to the team’s roster. The Bears waived wide receiver Jhajuan Seales instead.
On This Date: George Halas Retired as an NFL Head Coach – Forty nine years ago today, George Halas retired as head coach of the Chicago Bears, concluding one of the most memorable coaching runs in sports history. Halas finished with a regular-season record of 318-148-31 in 40 seasons. The 318 wins are second in NFL history to Don Shula. His 170 games over .500 rank second to Shula. His 40 seasons as a head coach rank first. Shula and Curly Lambeau rank second with 33. Halas won six championships as a head coach, the first at age 26 in 1921, when the league was known as the AFPA, the last at age 68 in 1963. One of the most famous games Halas coached was a 73-0 win over the Redskins in the 1940 NFL Championship.